Tag Archives: BBC

Loughborough stabbing: Two more men charged over death

Two more men have been charged with conspiracy to murder after a man was found with a fatal stab wound. Mark Swinhoe, 38, from Long Eaton, Derbyshire, died at the scene on Moira Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, early on Sunday morning. Paul Williams, 38, of no fixed abode, and Jamie Wileman 24, from Swadlincote, in Derbyshire, were due at Leicester Magistrates’ ...

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Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge

Two climbers were airlifted to safety after being discovered in a “precarious position” on a mountain ridge. The pair had survived a night without shelter in sub-zero temperatures after becoming stuck at 3,000 ft at Bidean Nam Bain in Glencoe. Blizzard conditions prevented a mountain rescue team from reaching them after they raised the alarm on Friday. They were finally ...

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US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around the country. Hundreds of thousands of federal staff face the prospect of unpaid leave. On Saturday, recriminations flew around over ...

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Brownhills: Man held after girl, 8, stabbed to death

A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death, say West Midlands Police. The child was found at an address in Valley View in Brownhills, near Walsall, with serious injuries, at 19:15 GMT on Saturday. She died in hospital a short time later. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published ...

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Brain put in wrong body among mortuary failures

A person’s brain being found in the wrong corpse by an undertaker was among incidents reported by mortuaries from 2014 to 2016, a BBC Freedom of Information request has found. There were 278 serious incidents in total in the three-year timespan in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Accidental damage to bodies was reported 89 times over that period. The Human ...

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UKIP leader Henry Bolton faces crunch meeting

The future of UKIP leader Henry Bolton will be up for discussion when the party’s national executive committee (NEC) holds an emergency meeting later. There have been calls for him to quit after offensive texts reportedly sent by his former girlfriend emerged. He said his relationship with Jo Marney was “incompatible” after she sent texts saying Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan ...

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Australian Open: Kyle Edmund reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Kyle Edmund powered into a first Grand Slam quarter-final with a four-set win over Italy’s Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open. The British number ...

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Blue badge scheme could be extended to autism and dementia sufferers

People with dementia and autism could get blue badge parking permits in England under new government proposals. It is hoped that providing the permits for those with hidden disabilities will create equality between the treatment of physical and mental health. The Department for Transport said at the moment only certain councils were recognising hidden disabilities. If the proposals go ahead, ...

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Kabul: Afghan forces seek to end Intercontinental Hotel siege

Afghan security forces have been fighting to gain control of a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by militants who killed several people. The gunmen burst into the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening, shooting at guests and staff. Two of the attackers have been killed and the others remained holed up in the upper floors, officials say. At ...

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PM to stop private sector 'pension abuse'

The government will stop workers’ pensions being put at risk from “executives who try to line their own pockets”, the prime minister has said. In the Observer, Theresa May said a government white paper would set out “tough new rules” for company bosses. It comes as construction firm Carillion’s collapse could leave a pension scheme deficit of £900m, potentially affecting ...

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